The Newcastle Bus Interchange has been touted as “the final transport link” in the NSW Government’s $650m ‘Revitalising Newcastle’ program. Around 300 buses a week will utilise the new interchange, connecting commuters with other bus services, coaches, heavy rail and light rail.
Advanced Lighting Technologies supplied the Cree Lighting OSQ High Output LED Area & Flood Light as part of this project.
The bus interchange was illuminated to Transport NSW’s lighting standards using a mix of direct and indirect lighting techniques, designed to minimise glare for both drivers and commuters. The luminaires were not to be installed on the ceiling but mounted on the structure’s many columns instead.
The target lighting level was 160 lux at night, with consideration for higher lux values in the daytime. Special attention was given to the transition zones, ensuring bus driver’s vision could safely adapt from daylight to artificial light.